A blank postcard, a stamp and a few USPS restrictions were the only guidelines given for VAE’s inaugural Project Postcard. In today’s culture we so rarely mail things. This project encouraged students to think about the ways in which we communicate our creative ideas.
This project encouraged students to be CREATIVE, while working within RESTRICTION, and includes an element of CHANCE.
CREATIVE – There is no set subject matter. Students used any materials (other than buttons or string, sorry USPS rules).
RESTRICTION – The United States Post Office had a few restrictions that students had to stay within to insure that their postcard made it through the mail. Finished works could be no thicker than 1/4″ and could not weigh more than a can of soda.
CHANCE – The US Post Office was a collaborator on each piece of artwork! Some elements of the artwork may not have held up as well to the mailing process as others. Some cards may be postmarked differently or in a different location than others. All of this adds additional interest to each piece!
Postcards are displayed May 6-7, 2016 in the windows of
307 W Martin Street
PROJECT POSTCARD is supported by